President Harry S. Truman welcomes Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, Shah of Iran and both deliver brief remarks in Washington DC.
Washington DC USA Date:1949, November 16 Duration:4 min 56 sec Sound:Yes
Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, Shah of Iran visits the United States and is welcomed by the President of the United States, Harry S. Truman, at the Washington National Airport. President Truman delivers a short speech of welcome from some notes. Mohammad Pahlavi responds impromptu, that he brings with him a message of warm regard and goodwill from Iran and says that it was a privilege to be a part of the Allied campaign and to contribute towards freedom in World War II. He thanks President Truman for the welcome given to him. He talks about the friendship of the United States. Among microphones capturing the comments is one labeled VOA (Voice of America). The President's VC-118 aircraft, "Independence" is parked behind the speaker's stand.
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